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SBI signs MoU with Realme under e-DFS

State Bank of India (SBI) recently partnered with the mobile phone manufacturer Realme, to offer credit facilities. The partnership is made under the bank’s electronic lending product- Electronic Dealer Financing Scheme (e-DFS). Under this MoU, the dealers and distributors of Realme would get access to credit facilities at low interest rates and minimum collateral. The inventory ..

Domain wise Highlights from India Skills Report 2019

The India Skills Report 2019 was prepared by conducting a survey from more than 3,10,000 students across 29 states, 7 Union territories and from above 100 employers. This year marks the sixth edition of the most referred and only report in India about the talent landscape of the country. The report is an initiative of ..

Restructuring and loan drive for MSMEs

The state owned public sector banks are to hold a month long drive to provide relief to the small businesses (MSMEs) through loans and restructuring options. The outreach program was launched by the central government in December and is to last till January 6, 2020. The banks are provide working capital for these MSMEs and ..

Axis Bank launchs a short-term online fixed deposit product “Express FD”

Axis Bank has launched a short-term online fixed deposit product ‘Express FD’ that allows a customer to open a FD account in 3 minutes through the digital mode without opening a savings account with the bank. The new product offers a host of features like attractive interest rates, zero issuance fees and no penalty on ..

History of Banking in India

1. What are the ancient proofs of presence of banking system? Traces of information regarding existing of banking and financial system are found in India right from Vedic era to Buddhist, Mauryan, Satavahana, Sangam, Rajpoot, Sultanate as well as Mughal periods. The most ancient are the loan deeds of Vedic era called rnapatra or rnalekhya. 2. Which financial ..

Airtel Payments Bank launches ‘Bharosa savings account’

The Airtel Payments Bank has launched the Bharosa Savings Account to deepen the financial inclusion in the country. It has been designed to serve the unique needs of under-banked and unbanked population of India. The account offers free Personal Accident Insurance cover worth Rs 5 Lakhs on maintaining a balance of just Rs 500 along ..

RBI increases banks’ loan exposure limit to single NBFC

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has increased loan exposure limit of banks to a single NBFC. This is expected to help increase credit supply to the crisis-ridden shadow banking sector. Relaxation of Norms As per the Large Exposures Framework (LEF), Banks’ exposure to a single non-banking financial company (NBFC) was restricted to 15% of their available ..

What could be implications of RBI’s mandate to link lending rates to an external benchmark?

The Reserve Bank of India, in a recent announcement, has mandated the banks to link their lending rates for loans to an external benchmark. This has made it mandatory for the banks to pass on the benefits of rate cuts on the loans to the banks immediately. Significance of the RBI’s Announcement This is significant ..